The Town and Kountry Kids – Blue Group is sponsoring a celebration for the completed park area on Letcher’s main street. It will be held Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. in the Letcher Community Center. They will be hosting a bingo party followed by an ice cream social.  The public is encouraged to attend and celebrate this improvement for the community. Come and enjoy the fun!

Sanborn County 4-H teamed up with Sanborn County Farmers Union’s Day Camp to offer a day filled with learning on May 22 at the 4-H Building in Forestburg.  The morning included eight presentations/activities presented by 4-H members to the 60 kids ages six through 13 in attendance.  The sessions were each 15 minutes long and were set up on a rotating basis to present to about 15 youth at a time, so that each 4-H member presented their session four times.  Hope Baysinger presented a demonstration on doing place settings for 4-H Special Foods or any special meal, and then let attendees practice how to set up a place setting. Lane Burkel gave an illustrated talk on photography skills.  Devyn Brooks did a demonstration on archery with his compound bow.  Bryce Larson taught attendees how to properly measure dry ingredients and liquids for a recipe and then let each of them practice the skill.  Dilyn Brooks explained the importance of writing thank you’s and helped them each make and write a thank you note to mail to someone. Brooklyn Swenson offered a fun activity of painting a design on a rock that they could take home or leave outside the 4-H building as a decoration.  Leader Lisa Snedeker and Lane Burkel did a planting activity so that each youth could take home a seed ready to transplant. Sutton Senska presented a demonstration on making shotgun shell Christmas lights and then had some of the attendees try out the process.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids 4-H Club Blue Group met on Sunday, May 6, at the Letcher Community Center. The meeting was called to order by president Brady Larson. Pledges were led by Caleb Kneen and Memphis Moody. Eighteen members and five cloverbuds answered the roll call topic, “What is a vegetable grown in SD?” Payton Uecker read the secretary’s report. Bryce Larson gave the treasure’s report, a motion was made by Ashlee Hanson to approve the treasurer’s report; the motion was seconded by Dean Hanson. 

Old Business: Registrations were due for 4-H camps, our club has several members attending camps. Internet Safety committee gave a report on the event to be held on Monday, May 7. The playground celebration committee: Payton, McKenzie, Brady, Bryce, Brooklyn, Parker, Sidney, Cole and Kelly. The committee met after the meeting to discuss the celebration to be held on June 9. Blinds for the windows at the 4-H building are up. The money from the pie contest last year was used to purchase the blinds.

New Business: State Fair books were handed out before the meeting started to each family. Ellie Evans has taken care of grandparents for past holidays. Next meeting everyone will help send out cards to the grandparents. Stacy Zoss gave a list of upcoming dates. May 22 is 4-H and Farmers Union camp in Sanborn County. May 23 is a CDM and Horticulture judging school along with Special Foods. June 1 livestock needs to be entered online. June 7 Painting with Teresa is in Plankinton. Janet held a little workshop to help with talks and presentations. Discussion was held on different ideas of how to “Beautify Letcher.” Payton, McKenzie, Teagen, Memphis, Delaney, Cannon, and Cain will help Stacy plant flowers in front of the Community Center. Janet will have a sewing day at her house on May 25 at 10 a.m. 

Brady Larson adjourned the meeting. Next meeting will be June 9. 

Talks and Demonstrations were given by: Tori Hoffman- Berry Smoothie, Payton Uecker – Free Throws Win Games, Teagen Moody – How to make a Calf Bottle, Shay Bechen- Cool T-Shirts.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.